Bridgeport, W.Va. – Bridgeport Health Care Center (HCC), the newest member of the AMFM family, presented their first community donation to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life with a $1,500 donation from the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Jill Zangari, Community Manager, and Jarrod Ranone, Senior Manager met with Bridgeport HCC team members to receive the donation at the facility.
“It’s extremely important businesses like Bridgeport Health Care Center helps with this annual event,” Zangari said. “The money stays in Harrison County to help individuals battling cancer and provide them with a variety of services.”
Examples of those services include providing rides for cancer patients through the “Road to Recovery” program, and a program that provides a licensed cosmetologist to help cancer patients with make-up and dealing with potential hair loss.
“Through that program, $400 in make-up is also provided as patients going through treatments may experience changes in their skin,” Zangari said.
However, one of the most used programs is the toll-free number that patients can call if they have questions about treatment, doctor’s notes, community support programs and other topics related to their battle with cancer. That number is 1-800-227-2345 and is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
“This is such an exciting opportunity for Bridgeport Health Care Center,” said Becky Bramer-Dixon, Executive Director of Bridgeport HCC. “Our first community donation as a member of the AMFM family is something everyone can rally behind.”
In addition to the donation, 21 members of Bridgeport HCC and Lifetree Therapy Company (LTC) employees, as well as seven cancer-surviving residents, will be at the walk.
The Relay for Life is scheduled for June 3rd from 6pm-midnight at the Clarksburg City Park. The theme for this year’s event is “Wish Upon a Cure” and the evening will feature the Sully character from Monsters’ Inc.
To join Bridgeport HCC’s team or for more information, please visit their team page at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/BridgeportHealthCareCenter.
The donation was made possible through the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc., which provides money to AMFM’s family of 16 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to support community events, charities and programs. For more information, contact the center at (304) 842-4135.